Posts tagged with: interview
  • by | March 28, 2014 11:25 AM

    When the Phonebloks video was released back in September 2013 by Dave Hakkens as part of his design academy graduation project, it quickly went viral. The concept was a game-changer: an environmentally sustainable, modular mobile phone. The video showed a phone built from Lego-like modules, or "blocks," each part easily replaceable and upgradable. Need a bigger battery or a better camera? Don't worry about buying a new phone – just replace a block. The project's Thunderclap campaign was first aimed at reaching 500 people to support the idea. It ended up with nearly a million. Soon ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 7:02 AM

    "What would you say to the people who think that what you do is illegal?" " ... I would tell them that I don't want to answer this question." When you're interviewing the world's most notorious phone leaker, he's bound to duck a question or two. But cautious though he is, Evan Blass –formerly of Pocketnow and currently known across the web by his pen name @evleaks– is also a fountain of insight into the shadowy craft of being a professional spoiler. On today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, Evan shares the ups and downs of the underworld he's come to dominate, and gives us a glimpse ...

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  • by | February 26, 2014 10:45 AM

    Interview by Michael Fisher Transcription and text by Alex Greenspan It might be the long wait for a bus in the pouring rain, a crowded train-ride to work, or maybe even the occasional rude driver: if you rely on public transportation to get around, you surely know how frustrating the experience of commuting often is. Moovit, often called "the Waze of public transportation", is determined to make these experiences a thing of the past. We wanted to know more, so we sat down last week with Moovit's Product VP Yovav Meydad to talk about the company's philosophy, its future plans, and the ups ...

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  • by | February 21, 2014 1:50 PM

    At Pocketnow, we think we’ve assembled one of the best teams in mobile tech reporting. But mobile is a huge space to cover, and the list of outlets covering it is equally massive. Making up that techno-blogosphere is a long list of personalities – some eccentric, some conventional, but all interesting.  With the Pocketnow VIP (based on the popular Pocketnow Live), we aim to get to know some of these outstanding personalities – where they’re at, where they’re going, and what circumstances conspired to make them the people they are today. Because in a nuts-and-bolts world like ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 8:41 PM

    On January 30th, just one day after the surprise announcement of their impending union, I received what superstitious people would call a "bad omen" regarding the Lenovo Motorola deal. The previous afternoon, I'd been wrapping up a pretty typical January week at Pocketnow; the botched Galaxy Gear + Nexus 5 experiment had already been transferred to the more-capable Joe Levi, so I was busy working on the AT&T G Flex unboxing and the smartphone guessing game posts, and willing the post-CES funk to dissipate so I could get some new devices in the review booth. Then Lenovo announced it ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 4:57 PM

    When you can kick off a tech podcast with a string of expletives taken right from your publication's teamwide chat records, you know it's been a crazy week in the news. The Lenovo Motorola deal, announced late yesterday afternoon, threw our whole week -and perhaps our whole world- into disarray, and we're grateful for the chance to sit down and talk it through on today's show. But the news doesn't stop there. Galaxy S 5 speculation is still coming fast and furious, with details like Samsung's rumored fingerprint scanner beginning to take shape; we're starting to catch wind of Nokia's plans ...

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  • by | January 24, 2014 6:30 PM

    Update 3: Annnnd there we have it. VIP is complete and video is embedded below. Thanks to all who tuned in, and especially to those who contributed questions. See you on the next VIP! Update 2: All right folks, here we go! Wish us luck on our second attempt, now that Google's services are (hopefully) fully restored. See below for embed. Update: Sorry folks, but a global Google services disruption struck literally seconds before we hit the "Broadcast" button. Until Google gets this worked out, we'll be unable to kick off the VIP. Please stand by. At Pocketnow, we think we’ve assembled ...

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  • by | December 13, 2013 2:04 PM

    At Pocketnow, we think we've assembled one of the best teams in mobile tech reporting. But mobile is a huge space to cover, and the list of outlets covering it is equally massive. Making up that techno-blogosphere is a long list of personalities - some eccentric, some conventional, but all interesting.  With the Pocketnow VIP (based on the popular Pocketnow Live), we aim to get to know some of these outstanding personalities - where they're at, where they're going, and what circumstances conspired to make them the people they are today. Because in a nuts-and-bolts world like technology, ...

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  • by | October 25, 2013 12:04 PM

    At Pocketnow, we think we've assembled one of the best teams in mobile tech reporting. But mobile is a huge space to cover, and the list of outlets covering it is equally massive. Making up that techno-blogosphere is a long list of personalities - some eccentric, some conventional, but all interesting.  With the Pocketnow VIP (based on the popular Pocketnow Live), we aim to get to know some of these outstanding personalities - where they're at, where they're going, and what circumstances conspired to make them the people they are today. Because in a nuts-and-bolts world like technology, ...

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  • by | May 20, 2013 3:12 PM

    Interview by Michael Fisher Transcription and text by Jaime Rivera ___ We've seen platforms come and go in the last couple of years, many from very prominent companies. Whether you've witnessed the death of webOS at the hands of Palm and HP, or the struggles that companies like Nokia, Microsoft and BlackBerry are having lately in order to compete with Android and iOS, the battle for third place is a tough one. One might even say that there are really no points for third place in this market - but Jolla thinks differently. Putting Jolla against every other company currently in the running ...

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  • by | April 3, 2013 8:33 PM

    HTC really pushed smartphone camera image quality front-and-center with the launch of the One and its UltraPixel sensor. As such, it's part of a growing trend we've noticed that has handset manufacturers placing less of a value on raw pixel count, and instead looking to how they can really, qualitatively improve the pictures their phones are producing. Not everyone is so quick to adopt the same level of enthusiasm for this new direction, and we've had our own concerns about what dialing-back the resolution on the One's UltraPixel camera will mean for its users. Even with such misgivings, ...

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  • by | February 14, 2013 12:29 PM

    You wouldn't know it based on our recent coverage, but BlackBerry 10 isn't the only new platform making waves in mobile these days. In the shadow of the world's huge tech players, companies with a fraction of the age and mindshare toil away at mobile operating systems unsponsored by the Apples and Googles of the world. Some, like the fledgling Open webOS, are remnants of once-grander initiatives. Others, like Mozilla's Firefox OS, have their eyes set firmly on the world's developing markets. Still others, like the Mobile Ubuntu build we checked out at CES, feature awesome software, but ...

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  • by | November 7, 2012 7:01 AM

    We children of the 20th century have seen our fair share of disappointment in the technology world: we're more than a decade past the millennium, but we have yet to witness the hovering skateboards of Back To The Future, the flying cars of The Jetsons, or even widespread use of wireless charging in our mobile devices. Fortunately, not all aspects of our existence are so beset by first-world problems. Today, we carry smartphones with more processing power than desktop computers from just a few years ago. We use tablets whose screens bear a higher resolution than our living-room ...

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